Resolution J5355-2013

Honoring Francis Greenburger upon the occasion of his designation as Honoree at the Columbia-Memorial Hospital's 26th Annual Columbia Memorial Hospital Ball

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 22, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Francis Greenburger upon the occasion of
his designation as Honoree at the 26th Annual Columbia Memorial Hospital
Ball on June 7, 2014

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are  reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations,
institutions and individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Francis Greenburger upon the occasion of his designation as  Honoree  at
the 26th Annual Columbia Memorial Hospital Ball, to be held at The Point
in Catskill, New York on Saturday, June 7, 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  Each year, Columbia Memorial Hospital celebrates its legacy,
begun in 1893, of providing quality health care to the people and commu-
nities of Columbia, Greene and Dutchess Counties with its Annual  Colum-
bia Memorial Hospital Ball; and
  WHEREAS,  The Columbia Memorial Hospital Ball honors those individuals
whose active involvement and generous support greatly assist the  hospi-
tal  in  its  mission  to provide the community with safe, high quality,
comprehensive health care services  in  a  dignified  and  compassionate
environment; and
  WHEREAS, Francis Greenburger is the founder, chairman, chief executive
officer  and guiding force behind Time Equities, Inc., a successful real
estate firm with  extensive  properties  worldwide;  he  is  well  known
throughout  the  real estate industry for his ability to anticipate real
estate trends and changing market conditions; and
  WHEREAS, This esteemed man has been a donor,  leader,  and  friend  of
Columbia Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years; and
  WHEREAS,  A  steadfast  supporter  of  the hospital's mission, Francis
Greenburger was Chair of the Fulfilling the Dream capital campaign,  and
was  co-Chair  of the 2nd Hundred Years of Caring campaign, as well as a
significant philanthropic contributor to both; and
  WHEREAS, Francis Greenburger is the  top  sponsor  of  the  hospital's
annual  tennis  tournament  which  is named in his honor, and is a major
donor to the annual appeal each year; and
  WHEREAS, Francis Greenburger has been called upon  to  contribute  his
time  and  talents  to  countless civic and charitable endeavors and has
always given of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, This remarkable man is the founder and  principal  benefactor
of  Omi  International  Arts  Center,  a 20 year-old not-for-profit arts
colony and educational center which hosts residency programs for  visual
artists,  writers,  dancers, musicians, and architects from all over the
world; and
  WHEREAS, In addition,  Francis  Greenburger  founded  the  Greenburger
Center  for  Social and Criminal Justice, which advocates for reforms to
the criminal justice system, and is  also  an  active  board  member  of
several not-for-profit organizations; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of his community service, a
period  of  constructive  involvement,  Francis  Greenburger  has  stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Isabelle Autones, and
their  four  children, Morgan, Noah, Julia, and Claire, all of whom feel
privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and

  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which this consummate  philanthropist  has
displayed throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Francis Greenburger upon the occasion of his designation as  Hono-
ree  at  the  Columbia-Memorial Hospital's 26th Annual Columbia Memorial
Hospital Ball; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Francis Greenburger.

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